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UK text-heavy 50 pence and 2 pound designs

Started by <k>, June 18, 2019, 12:22:51 AM

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They can still be found - but it takes a little patience   :)
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....


It's been years since I was last in the UK, but my trick was to feed the highest denomination banknote accepted into a London underground ticket machine. You'd get change in coins only, practically all higher denomination coins, which is where the circulating commemoratives are. However, the last two times I was in London, it became progressively more difficult to pay with cash, so maybe this trick doesn't work any more.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


It's been ages since I've been in the UK either, but I suspect a better way of achieving the same thing these days is to feed a £20 note into a self-service checkout in a supermarket. The same principle applies, that you will generally get high denomination coins out, and IME often £2 coins in preference to £5 notes.